Yochai Noah Sadeh is an Israeli guitar player and composer based in New York.
Noah has graduated with bachelor´s degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig at the summer of 2017 with honors. He was granted with the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich scholarship for excellence during his bachelor studies. He is an active member of the Leipzig jazz scene.
Noah collabarated in different Local and International Music Projects in Europe such as: “The Other Mother,“ R&B Singer Kgomotso Tstasi (aka KG), “Furiosa,“ “Orientation,“ Ivan Dalia, “The Jah Of York collective,“ “Crossings Trio,“ “Pigeon Toad,” “Secret Funk conspiracy”. Furthermore, Noah participated as a studio guitarist in the recordings of the german singer and actor Manfred Krug in his last studio album “Auserwählt”, together with Uschi Brüning, Tom Gotze, Andreas Bicking among others.
Noah has played in various music festivals around Germany and Europe, such as “Karnaval der Kulturen” (Berlin), Moritzbastei Jazznachwuchsfestival in Leipzig, as well as outside of Europe: „Music Beyond Boundarie“ World music Festival in Ethiopia (funded by the German and the Italian Embassies in Adis Abbaba).
Noah attended lessons and workshops with Richie Beirach, Werner Neumann, Pepe Berns, Peter Bernstein, Christian Kögel, Yaniv Kerem, Johannes Enders, Tuck Andres, Benny Cohen, Lage Lund, David Liebmann, the Bad Plus, Vincent Herring, Michael Wollny, Johannes Lauer,Mark Turner, Alan Ferber.
Noah was awarded with the „A.C. Jobim“ Prize, and the „Soloing Artist“ Prize on the Jazz- StuVo Contest 2012 with Prof. Wolfgang Köhler (Jazz-Institut Berlin), Holger Nell (Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg) and Sebastian Gille (NDR-Big Band) as members of the Jury.
In September 2018 he was awarded with the prestigious scholarship of DAAD in order to pursue master studies at the NYU Steinhardt in New York, and to study with Peter Bernstein and Alan Ferber.
Noah shares his life story with his listeners through his compositions and unique improvisation style which are reflected from life experiences and travels in Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa.